Wojapi is a versitile dessert and can be made with almost any fruit. Berries are the best, but cherries, peaches and plums are good too. You can also mix different fruits if you like. Add sugar to taste as some folks like it better a bit tart. You can thicken with either cornstarch or flour. You may use either fresh fruit, frozen or canned. You may halve the recipe for a smaller batch.
WOJAPI (Wo zha pee)
5 lb. bag of frozen berries (blueberry, raspberry, etc.)
8 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
To a 5 quart pot add all the berries and smash them with a potato masher. Leave it chunky or make it smooth, as you prefer.
To the smashed berries add the water and sugar. Boil (lightly) this mixture (Approximately 15 to 20 minutes) until everything is cooked. Thicken to desired thickness with cornstarch (or flour)that has been dissolved in cold water. Some people add a lump of butter or lard at this point to give it some gloss, but I don’t think it is necessary.
I hear you can make this with Splenda for diabetic diets.
Serve warm and eat with fry bread. Dip the bread into the Wojapi and eat in this manner. You can also serve this on ice cream, pancakes, bisquits etc., or eat as a pudding by itself.
Submitted by Vicky
June 6,2009 on the Native Hoop Social Network